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T2 electric “Bulli” to the ID. Buzz

Renaissance of an ingenious idea: From the T2 electric “Bulli” to the ID. Buzz

Germany is crowned European football champion for the first time, a band by the name of ABBA is formed in Sweden, and the first all-electric Volkswagen van rolls off the assembly line in Wolfsburg. The year is 1972 – and what not many people know is that it was in this year, that the dream of a zero-emission “Bulli” for everyday use was born. A dream that is to become reality 50 years later with the ID. Buzz. We journey back to the van’s roots.

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Pioneers of their time: the ID. Buzz (2022) and the T2 electric van (1972).
Renaissance of an ingenious idea: From the T2 electric “Bulli” to the ID. Buzz

Space-saving MEB concept for the ID. Buzz

The new ID. Buzz

The new ID. Buzz

Battery replacement vs. battery charging

Renaissance of an ingenious idea: From the T2 electric “Bulli” to the ID. Buzz
The power input (left) on the T2 electric van was seldom required. The 880kg battery (right) was removable and installed on the loading floor.
Renaissance of an ingenious idea: From the T2 electric “Bulli” to the ID. Buzz

Energy recovery system already to be found on the T2

Renaissance of an ingenious idea: From the T2 electric “Bulli” to the ID. Buzz
50 years of electromobility: the T2 electric “Bulli” and its successor, the ID. Buzz.
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Dramatic changes over five decades

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